The Center is launching a new grant cycle for UNC graduate students working on a Jewish Studies topic. Given our current situation and the cancellation of summer programs and conferences, we cannot award research and travel grants or the summer stipend grant based on the February 2020 application cycle. If you submitted an application in February for a project that did not require travel in spring/summer 2020, you can resubmit that same application. Otherwise, this is an opportunity for you to create a new application based on research and writing that you can and will do during the summer months.

 

NEW: Summer 2020 Graduate Student Research and Writing Grants (award amounts: $200-2,000)

Application Deadline: 12:00 p.m. on April 13, 2020

With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports graduate student research and writing work for summer 2020, including work on a dissertation or thesis, or an article for a journal submission, etc., provided that the materials needed for the project are already available to the applicant or available online and the applicant can complete the work from his/her home office. Online courses that pertain to Jewish Studies or Jewish languages are also eligible for this grant cycle [not standard summer school offerings, but specific workshops, seminars, short courses.] The Center plans to award several grants, with award amounts between $200-2,000, paid as a stipend prior to June 30, 2020. NOTE: no grant awards will be offered for proposals that require travel or work outside of the applicant’s home. If you have questions, contact us at grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu

Application Form: Grad Student Summer 2020 Application

 

 


Grant Procedures

 


Guidelines  for Graduate Student Grants and Awards — 2019-2020

Thanks to  generous private support, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies is able to  offer several different types of grants supporting graduate student research  and travel.

There are several types of grants available:

  • Goodman dissertation completion fellowship
  • summer stipends, including the Jack O. Spies and Family summer grant, and
  • several research and travel grants [listed below].

NEW for Spring 2020: All research and travel grants will require a single application. By submitting this one application, the faculty review committee will consider your materials for all appropriate research and travel grants. These grants include: Carolina Center for Jewish Studies graduate research and travel grants, Christopher Browning Holocaust studies research and travel grant, the Marcie Cohen Ferris Jewish history / Jewish gender studies research and travel grant, the Frances Carol Eizenstat student travel grant, and the Philip L. and the Melinda R. Kirstein research and travel grant.

 

NEW for Spring 2020: Please make note that we have set up a new email account for our grants program. Be sure to submit your applications to this new account, otherwise the faculty review committee will not receive your materials. The new email account is: grants_jewishstudies@unc.edu.


Research and travel grants (award amounts: $500-3,000)
Deadline: October 21, 2019 and February 21, 2020 at 5:00pm.

All five* of our research and travel grants now require the same application form and supporting documents. With these grants, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports graduate student research and travel, including travel to present papers at scholarly meetings. These grants can be used to reimburse travel costs pertaining to research projects and/or costs for materials required for research, as well as to reimburse costs for travel, room, board, and registration costs at domestic or international conferences. Applicants must be Carolina students working on a topic in Jewish Studies. Students applying for grants to present at a conference must already have a paper on a Jewish Studies topic accepted for delivery at an academic conference. Please note that for scholarly meetings, the maximum amount of support is $1,000 for a domestic conference and $2,000  for an international conference. Please review the attached for for additional requirements and details regarding the various research and travel grants.
Application Form: Graduate Research and Travel Spring 2020

*The Center’s research and travel grants using the same application include:
Carolina Center for Jewish Studies Research and Travel grants. Award amount: $500-3,000. For undergrad and grad student research and travel, for any subfield of Jewish studies.
Christopher Browning Holocaust Studies Research and Travel grant. Award amount: up to $2,000. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student research and travel related to the field of Holocaust studies.
Frances Carol Eizenstat Student Travel grant. Award amount: up to $1,300. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student travel to sites in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and around the world that are significant for understanding modern Jewish history.
Marcie Cohen Ferris Jewish History / Jewish Gender Studies Research and Travel grant. Award amount: up to $2,000. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student research and travel in the fields of Jewish history and/or Jewish gender studies.
And, NEW in 2020: Philip L. and Melinda R. Kirstein Research and Travel grant. Award amount: up to $2,500. With this grant, the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies supports undergraduate and graduate student research and travel in Jewish Studies with a preference for work on the Jewish experience in the American South.

 





Summer stipend ($5,000)
Deadline: February 21, 2020 at 5:00pm.

The purpose of this stipend is to provide support to graduate students working in Jewish Studies who normally do not have sources of support during the summer months. The summer stipend is designed  to enable students to focus exclusively on their research and move forward more quickly toward the completion of their degree. Only Carolina students who will be fully enrolled for both the spring semester and fall semester before/after the summer of the award are eligible to apply. In order for the student to be able to  devote her/himself exclusively to this summer research, it is expected that the  student will not be enrolled in any courses or hold any TA, RA or other service  position throughout the summer months. Please review the attached for additional requirements and details regarding the summer stipends.
Application Form: Summer Stipend Application Spring 2020


Goodman Dissertation Fellowship
Deadline: February 21, 2020 at 5:00pm.

This  non-service fellowship supports a promising Carolina graduate student working in Jewish Studies in the advanced stages of his or her career at Carolina. The Goodman Dissertation  Fellowship enables a student to focus full time on his or her scholarship, improving quality and shortening the time  required to complete a Ph.D. degree. This fellowship is available to all students in doctoral programs at Carolina whose work makes a contribution to the interdisciplinary field of Jewish Studies. This fellowship is designed to support students during their final years of graduate study.  Priority may be given to students with a formally approved dissertation prospectus, but students with a clearly defined  project without an approved prospectus are also encouraged to apply. Awardees receive a competitive $18,000 stipend, plus payment for the three-credit dissertation tuition, fees, and health insurance for one academic year. Please review the attached for additional requirements and details regarding the Goodman Fellowship.
Application Form: Goodman Application.Spring2020